So far so good. This new book idea of Tricia's is really working out. In all of the updates from yesterday's post, I forgot to mention that I also had my last major reconstruction surgery over the past weeks. They did end up removing that area of concern they were watching and I have been waiting to find out what it was.
When we went into the Tom Baker to get Ryan's results today, I literally ran into my Plastic Surgeon. He had just returned from a week away and I asked him about my results. He said that if I had a minute he would go to his mailbox at the hospital and check if it was there. So we stood in the hospital lobby as he opened all of his mail, trying to find my results. About halfway through the pile we found them and I was overwhelmed with warmth to hear that the whole area he removed was "negative for malignancy"! What I wasn't so happy to hear was that it was "fatty tissue" - guess I have to start exercising on top of my implants. Just kidding. He did cut very deep above and below the remaining scar tissue from my last recurrence area and so the fact that it was all negative finally reassures me that the cancer I used to have is out of my body.
We then went onto get Ryan's results and the good news kept coming. His MRI is "unchanged" since April and the area that had exploded with growth and caused all of the concern in the fall has calmed down. They do part of the MRI with contrast and that would light up any fast growing parts, but all the parts on the picture were dark. With Jo-Ann going back home tomorrow, that was the perfect news we needed to help us rest assured that things will be fine.
So please celebrate life today! It is a good one. Cheers!